Block the path of the enemy! Death to the German occupiers!

Poster Number: PP 943
Category: World War II
Poster Notes: Poster is in Uzbek and Russian languages.
Media Size: 35.5x23
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1947
Technical Information on Poster: Price 2 Rubles
Glavlit Directory Number: R 97425
Catalog Notes: PP 943 WWII b
Artist: Aleksandrov (Selezen'), Aleksandr Ivanovich — Александров (Селезень), Александр Иванович

From 1904 to 1914, Aleksandr Aleksandrov Selezen’ studied at the Kharkov Art School. He began to exhibit his works starting in 1917, in Sebastopol. During the Russian Civil War, he fought in the Red Army, and during this period, he produced posters, portraits and theater decorations. After the war, he worked at various Ukrainian publishing houses. He created paintings, such as Geroicheskii Donbass v 1919 [The Heroic Donbass in 1919] and Pushkin szhigaet svoi manuskripty [Pushkin Burns his Manuscripts] (1937), among others. In the 1940s, he continued to produce posters and portraits until his death in 1948.

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Publisher: Gosizdat (State Publishing House) —

Established in 1919, Gosizdat provided a base for the centralized plan to collectivize all private publishers and printers. While Gosizdat existed somewhat independent of the government after its formation, by 1930 it served as the base of the state publishing conglomerate, "Association of State Publishing Houses" (OGIZ), the entity that united all Soviet publishing houses under complete state control.

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